Walgreens won 2020 citizens award “Health and Wellness” category in the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. On November 17 the company announced about winning the annual awards for Get a Shot. Give a Shot. “Eight-year collaboration with the United Nations Foundation, which has helped provide close to 60 million lifesaving vaccines to children in need around the world.
“I’m proud to work for a company that has a program like this because it shows that business can be a force for good,” says director of Clinical Performance Strategy, Dorothy Loy. “This program benefits so many people, but I wanted to meet them and experience the difference it’s making in their lives.”
Walgreens Won 2020 Citizens Award For 100 Million Future Vaccinations
After Walgreens won 2020 citizens award, it has pledged to help provide an accumulated total of 100 million vaccines by 2024, through Get a Shot. Give a Shot.
Since 2013, for every vaccine administered at a Walgreens, Duane Reade or Walgreens Healthcare Clinic location, Walgreens has donated the value of a potentially lifesaving vaccine through the United Nations (UN) Foundation’s [email protected] campaign.
“The collaboration between Walgreens and the UN Foundation demonstrates the power of partnership to maximize impact and reach,” said Marc DeCourcey, senior vice president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. “It’s an honor to showcase their work to build stronger, healthier communities around the world.”
$0.23 For Every Immunization
From 9/1/20 until 12/31/20, for every immunization administered, Walgreens will donate $0.23 to the United Nations Foundation, up to a maximum donation of $2,600,000.
Funds from Get a Shot. Give a Shot. are donated to [email protected] to help provide vaccines for children in countries including Afghanistan, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, East Timor and Tanzania.
“The annual awards highlight how businesses are helping solve today’s greatest challenges and spearheading the transformation to a strong, healthy and sustainable future,” – Walgreens commented.
Through public education, grassroots advocacy, and fundraising, [email protected] strives to avert the 1.5 million annual vaccine-preventable child deaths. The campaign educates, connects, and empowers individuals to champion global vaccines as one of the most effective ways to save the lives of children around the world. Members of the public, members of Congress, businesses, and civil society partners united to support and invest in the global childhood immunization programs of UNICEF, World Health Organization, and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance.
“I am thrilled to see Get a Shot. Give a Shot. recognized for its incredible impact,” said Elizabeth Cousens, president and chief executive officer of the United Nations Foundation. “Every child deserves a shot at a happy and healthy life, and we are proud to help provide lifesaving vaccines to millions of children around the world. It’s also a powerful example of what companies like Walgreens can achieve when they mobilize behind the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals – which will be central to how we recover from the current health crisis stronger.”